Healthy habits: 5 easy tips to improve your health and wellbeing this year
Cytoplan Blog » Women’s Health
by cytoffice
1M ago
As we go into a brand-new year, many of us will seize the opportunity for a new start and set goals for the year ahead. Often, these goals will focus on improving our health; be it losing weight, doing more exercise or improving our diet. The temptation can be to jump head-first into a drastic … The post Healthy habits: 5 easy tips to improve your health and wellbeing this year appeared first on Cytoplan ..read more
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What is a tincture? A look at their benefits and uses
Cytoplan Blog » Women’s Health
by cytoffice
2M ago
Tinctures are concentrated liquid herbal extracts. The plant part that is used can vary from plant to plant (e.g. some will be bark, some root, some seed, some leaf, some fruit or just flower). Some tinctures use a combination of plant parts. Tinctures have long been revered for their health benefits. We recently launched our … The post What is a tincture? A look at their benefits and uses appeared first on Cytoplan ..read more
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Women’s joint health: can collagen help?
Cytoplan Blog » Women’s Health
by cytoffice
11M ago
As we age it is common for individuals to experience joint issues due to wear and tear over a lifetime as well as an increase in inflammation. Musculoskeletal pain, arthralgia and arthritis are all more common in women, and their frequency increases with age. In some, a decline in women’s joint health appears to be … The post Women’s joint health: can collagen help? appeared first on Cytoplan ..read more
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Your guide to a healthy pregnancy
Cytoplan Blog » Women’s Health
by cytoffice
11M ago
Pregnancy provides a unique and critical window of opportunity to implement healthy dietary habits, and balanced maternal nutrition during pregnancy is important not only for the health of the mother but also to provide the right environment for optimal development of the baby. Nutritional status of the mother at conception and during pregnancy can also … The post Your guide to a healthy pregnancy appeared first on Cytoplan ..read more
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Supporting menopause with isoflavones
Cytoplan Blog » Women’s Health
by cytoffice
11M ago
Menopause is a natural transitional part of life that typically affects women between the ages of 45 and 55. It is triggered by a decline in the production of oestrogen from the ovaries, eventually leading to the cessation of menstruation. Although it is a natural part of ageing, the menopause can elicit many symptoms that … The post Supporting menopause with isoflavones appeared first on Cytoplan ..read more
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PCOS and myo-inositol
Cytoplan Blog » Women’s Health
by cytoffice
11M ago
Poly Cystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a common condition affecting reproductive function in women. PCOS may present itself differently across individuals and doesn’t always have the same pathophysiology. Diagnostic criteria, healthcare services, education and geographical location means that diagnosis can differ wildly across the globe, but it is thought to affect 4-20% of women in … The post PCOS and myo-inositol appeared first on Cytoplan ..read more
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Nutrient requirements through the ages
Cytoplan Blog » Women’s Health
by cytoffice
11M ago
Our nutritional requirements can vary from one life stage to the next and can alter according to specific reasons such as pregnancy, health problems such as infection or disease, or ageing and medications. Recent nutritional surveys indicate however that many of us, across all age groups, are not even obtaining the most basic level of … The post Nutrient requirements through the ages appeared first on Cytoplan ..read more
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Preconception care: optimising health of baby and mother
Cytoplan Blog » Women’s Health
by cytoffice
11M ago
Planning a pregnancy is both an exciting and important time. It is always favourable for both mother and father to assess their health before conceiving a child, and address any shortfalls, which will optimise chances of conception, wellbeing in pregnancy and the health of the baby. This article looks at important interventions to consider prior … The post Preconception care: optimising health of baby and mother appeared first on Cytoplan ..read more
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Iodine- it’s not just about the thyroid
Cytoplan Blog » Women’s Health
by cytoffice
11M ago
Iodine is an micromineral which is essential for health and is most strongly associated with thyroid function. Epidemiology suggests that 2 billion individuals worldwide have insufficient iodine intake, with those in south Asia and sub-Saharan Africa particularly affected.1 The thyroid is an endocrine gland located at the base of the throat which is responsible for … The post Iodine- it’s not just about the thyroid appeared first on Cytoplan ..read more
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Agnus Castus: Herbal support to help balance female hormones the natural way
Cytoplan Blog » Women’s Health
by cytoffice
11M ago
Agnus Castus is an aromatic shrub of the Verbenaceae family, which is notable for spikes or clusters of flowers that have an aromatic scent. The plant can grow up to 9 metres tall and is native to Europe and Central Asia. It has violet or rose-coloured flowers and small dark brown to black hard fruits … The post Agnus Castus: Herbal support to help balance female hormones the natural way appeared first on Cytoplan ..read more
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